Sandy Quilts: How Hard Can it Be to Count Quilt Blocks???

Sandy Quilt Block Drive

About a week ago I set out on a journey to make 20 blocks for the Sandy Quilt Block drive.  That journey came to an end today when I attached and trimmed the final strip to my 21st block.  Oh, wait a minute!  Did I say 21st?  Yup, that’s right, 21 blocks.  Well wasn’t I suppose to make 20?  How in the world did I get 21?

Each time I made a new block I counted my stash.  Some how one of those blocks cleverly hid itself, avoiding the ongoing census count.  What’s really funny is when it came to constructing, what I thought was my final block, I made note of the beginning and ending time, I carefully documented my progress with photos and I even announced my milestone via telephone to my hubby.

Block # 21

After ending our conversation I ceremoniously added the last block to my stash.  Wanting to make sure I had the correct # of blocks I decided to make one final count.  So I started counting. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 . . . 18, 19, 20 . . . 21!  Oops!  Guess I have one too many.  No problem!  Having 21 quilt blocks rather than the agreed upon 20 meant I could peruse my stack and eliminate the one block I might be less than thrilled with.

Deciding which block to eliminate will be done later.  I figure it makes sense to wait until I take delivery on the quilt squares from my team.  Until then, here’s photos of some of my blocks.

Block # 16

Block # 15

Block # 6

Block # 3

It’s been very exciting to be a part of such a wonderful project.  To date they have teams signed up to make 45 quilts and I know they are still looking for participants.  If you have a little voice whispering in your ear telling you to take a leap and join in the fun why not do it today.  You will be so glad you did.

Well that pretty much wraps up my progress for this past week.  Other than a jam-packed day of sewing and fabric shopping with my daughter not much else was accomplished.

I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced.  Slide on over there to catch up on everyone else.

24 thoughts on “Sandy Quilts: How Hard Can it Be to Count Quilt Blocks???

  1. […] Finished Sandy Quilt # 1.  You may find links to the history of this quilt here, here and here.  These are its vital […]

  2. […] you would like to revisit my previous Sandy Quilt Block posts you may find them here, here, and […]

  3. […] Last week I told you I was participating in the Sandy Quilt Block Drive over at the Quilting Gallery.  Since last Wednesday I have been receiving packages from all over the United States and Canada.  The number of quilt blocks in each package varies.  Some contain two, some may have six and still others just might house twenty.  Together they add up to a whole lot of blocks. […]

  4. Your blocks and fabrics are absolutely amazing!

  5. very lovely work!

    1. Thank you so much!

  6. Your blocks looks great! My favorite it the one made from the pinks and blues fabric.

    1. Thank you!

  7. This is so very good of you!!

    1. Thank you!

  8. Some really nice blocks going to a very good cause.

    1. You are so sweet! I agree, it is a very good cause. So glad I get to participate.

  9. Really great effort with your 21 blocks. I feel bad for the evicted one! 🙁 But yay for all the others!

    1. Thank you so much! I kind of feel bad for the evicted one too. But never fear there’s always another block round-up, or a pillow, or a lap quilt, etc., etc. I’m certain I will find a home for it. Especially since you have labeled it the “evicted one.” Lol

      1. You could always use it in the back of one of the quilts.

      2. Actually, that is a wonderful idea. I’m searching my stash looking for the larger pieces of fabric that hide in my bins. I plan on using them to create a patchwork backing for my quilts. This one little orphan could actually be the “star” of the show. Thanks for sparking the idea. 🙂

      3. Oh, patchwork with the block! Great idea!

      4. You sound as excited as I am!

  10. It happen with measurements to me, no matter how many times I measure I never have the right length.. better more than less I guess. Visiting from freshly pieced

    1. I know what you mean. I think there’s a carpenter’s phrase that says, “Measure twice, cut once.” However, I think sometimes I get it backwards and measure once and cut twice. Just because I have that mantra running, in the back of my head, doesn’t mean I always apply it. Oh well, we have fun anyway. 🙂

  11. I love all of your blocks, but I think the red, white and black one is among my favorites.

    1. Some how I knew you would say that. 🙂

  12. Your blocks look fantastic!! Hang on to that extra one just in case your ruler slips when trimming them. Yes, I speak from experience!

    1. Me too.